Colombia arrests 17yo accused of over 30 murders

Colombia murderer 17yo Frijolito
He allegedly started killing when he was 12 (file)

A 17-year-old has been arrested in Colombia, accused of carrying out more than 30 murders and assassinations.

Police said on Friday (local time) the alleged deadly criminal had been found after a four-month manhunt.

The man is identified only by his nickname of "El Frijolito", and has been taken to a juvenile detention centre where he'll be held until he turns 18.

The offender allegedly started his slaughter at the age of 12. He built a notorious reputation as a ruthless killer, leading a gang of drug dealers and assassins that terrorised an entire city, police say.

Most recently he has been accused of a double homicide at a shopping centre.